Life Sciences

Our roots are founded in the pharmaceutical environment, with key team members having once been seated in the owner's chair. From laboratories to sterile filling suites, our construction management team employs knowledge gained from years in the field to help our clients meet their critical business objectives. With projects ranging from $500,000 - $60 million and within R&D space to production and warehousing, there isn’t anything we can’t handle.



Recent advances in biotechnology, from data-driven diagnostics to game-changing gene therapies, suggest we’re on the cusp of a golden age in which many feared diseases will become treatable, or even cured. GBA Builders has led the growth in biotechnology with clients that include both new venture start-ups and fully integrated manufacturers. As a full-spectrum EPCMV provider, GBA Builders has extensive experience delivering FDA-licensed facilities for critical time-to-market launches.

Product Types:

  • Vaccines

  • Adjuvants

  • Cellular therapies

  • Enzymes

  • Gene therapies

  • Insulin & hormones

  • Clotting factors/anticoagulants

  • Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs)

  • Plasma-derived products


Technologies Expertise:

  • Biocontainment

  • Continuous manufacturing

  • Hygienic system design

  • Cleaning & bioburden control

  • Commissioning, qualification, & validation (CQV)

  • Process automation

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Single-use system design & integration

  • Start-up

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Whether for research, quality control, or teaching, GBA Builders has helped shape the industry in their design and construction.  Laboratory construction first begins with discovering the clients’ specific needs, processes, purposes, and risks associated with its function to best tailor a design solution. And with GBA Builders integrated construction management, the design solution is fully integrated into your laboratory vision.

GBA Builders Laboratory types:

  • Analytical and quality laboratories

  • Biosafety laboratories

  • Cleanrooms

  • Clinical and medical laboratories

  • Incubator laboratories

  • Production laboratories

  • Research & Development (R&D) laboratories  

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Designing and building pharmaceutical facilities is an enormous challenge; one which requires a team of highly trained and experienced professionals. Advances in technology, more stringent regulatory requirements, and an increasingly competitive business environment are a few of the forces impacting the life science industry.  Our integrated team of construction managers and in-house designers can provide program management, process engineering, facility architecture and engineering, equipment procurement, process and building system commissioning, validation support, and construction management.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing

  • Compounding /formulation suites

  • Fermentation and bio-reactors

  • Aseptic/non-aseptic filling suites

  • Laboratories (dry and wet)

  • Lyophilization suites

  • Formulation/fill/finish/packaging/equipment

  • Temperature-controlled warehouses


Group Leader, Life Sciences

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Senior Project Manager/North Carolina Life Sciences Manager


Senior Construction Manager & Client Solutions Manager

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Senior Project Manager, Life Sciences